Coaching Staff

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.

Teddy Weeks

Head Swim Coach

Email:  M[email protected]

Teddy Weeks has been Head Coach of the Valley Shore YMCA Marlins Swim Team since April 2015. 

I went to Southern Connecticut State University and was a college swimmer all four years. I graduated in 2009 with my Bachelors of Science in Physical Education and a Minor in School Health. I am currently a Physical Education teacher for New Haven Public Schools. I started coaching swimming in 2010 at the Fairfield YMCA. I was the head coach from 2010-2013. While at Fairfield, I had over 30 swimmers qualify for New England YMCA Championships and 3 YMCA National swimmers all working out of a 3 lane pool.

Davide Mendonca

Assistant Swim Coach

I am a student at Southern Connecticut State University, majoring in accounting. I’ve been swimming since a very young age, first taking lessons at the valley shore YMCA, and my first competitive experience was with the Marlins. I swam with the marlins from the age of 10 until I graduated high school. I then swam with SCSU’s team. I am very excited to be a part of this team, knowing first hand how great of a program this really is. Let’s make this year the best one yet!



Gregory Rodriguez

Assistant Swim Coach
I swam for Daniel Hand High School from 2011-2015. After that, I continued my swimming career at Southern Connecticut State University until 2019. During my time there I was a part of two conference championship teams and then two second place teams. During my final season I was part of the 200 medley relay that won first place at Northeast championships. Individually I came in second in the 100 freestyle, fifth in the 50 freestyle and and sixth place in the 200 freestyle in my final season. During my time at SCSU I was able to gain a new perspective on swimming and the training aspects that go into a successful season. During the summers of 2016 and 2017 I was able to have coaching experience with the MRSC MadMarlins in Madison. I enjoyed coaching the kids from elementary school ages all the way through high school. Hitting times I never expected myself to hit and helping kids do that same is very satisfying! I want to get back into coaching because I love the sport as well.